Wall Street stocks were little changed on Thursday evening after a raft of mixed quarterly earnings and the slide in oil prices kept investors on the sidelines.

European shares fell slightly on Thursday after the European Central Bank kept rates unchanged, with Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson and Fren(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Stocks propped up by buybacks binge The US bull market is looking dangerously dependent on corporate buybacks. Although the S&P 500 has soared, i(...)

Glanbia lost 1.2 per cent at €18 in line with several industry rivals as major London food conference got under way.

Volatility across global financial markets is at a two-month low as signs that central banks will keep borrowing costs lower for longer settled invest(...)

David Drumm leaves the Dublin District Court: he will likely be waiting until the middle of next year for a trial. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

After eight long years in the doldrums, the construction industry appears to be roaring back. Two reports showed activity in the sector accelerated sh(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange:  Wall Street edged up early on Thursday as FedEx and GE shares lifted the industrials sector. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European equities ended lower yesterday, dragged down by exporters as the euro strengthened against the dollar after the US Federal Reserve flagged fe(...)

The oil and gas sector extended its gains, rising 2.8 per cent overall as shares in Royal Dutch Shell and BP rallied, helped by a rise in oil prices.

European shares rose as a surge in oil helped offset sliding banks, while investors speculated on the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting. The Is(...)

Analysts and investors baffled after conference call with  Valeant Pharmaceuticals chief executive Michael Pearson.

It has been a deeply worrying week for investors in two companies that have found themselves in the spotlight for reasons that are at once very differ(...)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals plunged as much as 42 per cent to the lowest since 2011 after cutting its sales forecast. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

Global stocks dropped on Tuesday as the biggest two-day slide for commodity prices in a month reminded investors of the financial-market turmoil that (...)

 Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian: The Swiss-Irish company, best known in Ireland for its Cuisine de France label, does not have a reputation for divulging too much. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Food group Aryzta broke with tradition yesterday by failing to provide an earnings guidance with its latest set of half-year numbers. “We are focused (...)

The   trading floor of Bats Chi-X Europe,  in London: The FTSE 100 Index lifted 34.8 points to 6174.6 following a solid performance from mining stocks and a 1 per cent overnight rise in Hong Kong’s Hang Seng stock market.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Dublin The Irish market got the session off to a strong start, but weakness crept in during the afternoon and dragged the Iseq down to end the day 0.(...)